Grant-Lee Phillips is set to play The Sugar Club, Dublin this November. Phillips will showcase his latest album, Little Moon, at this one off show on Monday November 8th.
Tickets for the gig are €24.50, available from usual Ticketmaster outlets.
Released in October 2009, Little Moon was recorded in just four days by a core band of expert musicians consisting of Phillips on guitar and vocals, Jamie Edwards on a battery of keyboard instruments, producer and bassist Paul Bryan, drummer Jay Bellerose (most recently heard on Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s Raising Sand collaboration), and percussionist Sebastian Aymans. Reminiscent of Van Morrison’s legendary Astral Week’s sessions, the band gathered and rehearsed the material for one day, then entered the studio.
Speaking on the album ahead of his upcoming tour dates, Phillips says, “I’ve been around the block so many times with the process of recording,” he continues, “and I’ve learned a thing or two about my own strengths: mainly that there is a considerable amount of subtlety in what I do, and it’s best if it is captured in a way that is honest and direct. So this time out, I said ‘I am going to feel very strongly about these songs, I am going to make sure that they can hold their own. I am going to perform them in the studio, and not build them from the ground up with overdubs.’ It involved doing it in a very old-fashioned way, to get the most human quality and to capture what you get playing live.”